Period
to 24 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 661 955 997
Rank change year-on-year +294 +42 -20
Permanent jobs citing KVM 48 104 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.078% 0.099%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.45% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48 83 141
Median annual salary £42,250 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.11% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% -10.53% +11.76%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,195 23,023 24,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 17.18% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,719 18,939 19,991
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +6.25%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +314 46 £42,000 -6.67% 22
UK excluding London +264 44 £37,500 -11.76% 18
South East +192 19 £56,250 +7.14% 3
South West +98 12 £47,500 - 2
North of England +143 10 £31,500 -25.88% 6
North West +124 9 £31,500 -25.88% 5
London +197 4 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Work from Home -19 4 £48,500 +14.12% 4
Wales +48 2 £42,500 +10.39% 1
East of England +129 1 - - 3
Yorkshire +106 1 £27,500 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2020, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 37 (77.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (72.92%) Linux
4 30 (62.50%) Hyper-V
5 25 (52.08%) Windows
5 25 (52.08%) Firewall
6 20 (41.67%) Python
6 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 16 (33.33%) Ubuntu
8 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (29.17%) Windows Server
9 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
10 13 (27.08%) DHCP
10 13 (27.08%) DNS
10 13 (27.08%) Xen
10 13 (27.08%) Docker
11 12 (25.00%) Azure
11 12 (25.00%) Bash Shell
11 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
12 11 (22.92%) VLAN
12 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
12 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
12 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (20.83%) Office 365
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco
14 9 (18.75%) SAN
14 9 (18.75%) Thin Client
14 9 (18.75%) Sophos

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.58%) Apache
1 7 (14.58%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.33%) CloudStack
3 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 3 (6.25%) Jetty
3 3 (6.25%) nginx
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Azure
2 10 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (20.83%) Office 365
3 6 (12.50%) AWS
4 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.17%) GCP
4 2 (4.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) Firewall
2 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (27.08%) DHCP
3 13 (27.08%) DNS
4 11 (22.92%) VLAN
5 9 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (18.75%) SAN
6 8 (16.67%) H.323
6 8 (16.67%) Internet
7 7 (14.58%) Network Security
8 4 (8.33%) WAN
9 3 (6.25%) LAN
10 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
10 2 (4.17%) NAS
10 2 (4.17%) VPN
10 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.17%) Wireless
10 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
11 1 (2.08%) GPON
11 1 (2.08%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) GitLab
3 3 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) IT Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Python Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) WebRTC
2 7 (14.58%) pytest
3 4 (8.33%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 9 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 8 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (14.58%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (10.42%) Clustering
6 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Linux
2 25 (52.08%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 14 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 9 (18.75%) CentOS
6 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.42%) Unix
7 4 (8.33%) Debian
8 2 (4.17%) FreeNAS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (18.75%) Commercial Awareness
4 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) High Availability
4 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
4 8 (16.67%) OO
4 8 (16.67%) OOP
4 8 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 8 (16.67%) SDET
4 8 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Systems Engineering
4 8 (16.67%) TDD
4 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Python
2 12 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
4 6 (12.50%) C
4 6 (12.50%) C++
4 6 (12.50%) Perl
4 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.33%) Go
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) Tcl
7 1 (2.08%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
1 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 37 (77.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 13 (27.08%) Docker
4 13 (27.08%) Xen
5 6 (12.50%) Ceph
6 5 (10.42%) Btrfs
6 5 (10.42%) DRBD
7 4 (8.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (8.33%) NFS
7 4 (8.33%) Samba
8 2 (4.17%) Firmware
8 2 (4.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (4.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Ansible
1 6 (12.50%) Nagios
1 6 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (8.33%) Check_MK
3 4 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.33%) Terraform
4 3 (6.25%) Consul
4 3 (6.25%) Packer
5 2 (4.17%) Cobbler
5 2 (4.17%) Icinga
5 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.17%) Proxmox
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco
5 9 (18.75%) Draytek
5 9 (18.75%) Sophos
6 4 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) Arista
8 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Meraki
8 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard